• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr


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  • Visitor Center Open / Road Construction

    Park roads and parking lots are under construction. Expect occasional 10 - 15 minute road construction delays along Hwy 240 Loop Road. There is limited parking at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Please follow the signs to park in designate areas.

Event Details

  • Everyday from 05/26/2013 to 08/24/2013

    Location: Fossil Exhibit Trail Time: 10:30 AM,1:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Explore what fossils can tell us about the story of ancient life in the Badlands, and learn why they should be protected.  Meet at the Fossil Exhibit Trail, 5 miles northwest of the park headquarters/visitor center on the Badlands Loop Road, for this 15-20 minute talk.  Offered twice daily, at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.